After a scandalous video went viral on new-age media, senior PML-N leader Mohammad Zubair has denied his involvement stating that it is a "fake and doctored" video.
Mohammad Zubair Shoots Down Speculations
The controversial clip doing the rounds purportedly showed Mohammad Zubair engaging in a sex act with an unidentified woman. In his first reaction to the controversy, the former governor tweeted: "This is no politics. In fact a new low !! By launching a fake & doctored video against me. Whoever is behind this has done an extremely poor & shameful act. I have served my country with honesty,integrity & commitment. Will continue to raise my voice for betterment of Pakistan. [sic]"
The PML-N leader, who is the elder brother of Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives, had come under attack from netizens after the clip went viral. In fact, people started expressing their views using the hash tag - #ZubairUmar. The issue topped the list of trending topics on the social media site.
Many asked whether the person in the video is Zubair or someone else. Many raised doubts it can be a morphed video released by his rivals to tarnish his image.
Before it became a hot topic of debate, journalist Mansoor Ali Khan tweeted, "A 'compromising' video of a senior politician has just been released. New scandal about to start. [sic]"
Later, the journalist claimed that the minister denied his involvement. He added, "I have talked to the concerned person and he says its doctored and fake."
Check Out Netizens' Reaction
email@example.com: If Mr Zubair is truly involve in this video convict him prove him and punish him otherwise it's character assassination....
Syeda Mizrah Jilani Sun with face: There's Nothing Funny in it Smirking face
We Believe that the People Having Character like #ZubairUmar Shouldn't Be in Govt of "Islami Jamhoria Pakistan" But Even So, No One has the Right to Humiliate Anyone by Leaking his Private Videos. Cross mark
Shah: Zubair umar done and dusted by his masters.
This is how they treat with their slaves.
Aamna Hassan Fasihi: Got to know about #ZubairUmar 's video; appalled to see what garbage level politics in Pakistan is turning into. PMLN has a habit of doing this & Maryam herself proudly boasts how she has "videos" but if she is choosing introduce this brand of politics, Pakistan is doomed.